BBC News - Asia
The latest stories from the Asia section of the BBC News web site.
Missing airliner 'changed course'
Military radar suggests the missing Malaysian airliner turned west, away from its planned route, before disappearing, Malaysia's air force says.
India Maoists kill 16 policemen
Maoist rebels kill at least 16 policemen in an ambush in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh, police say.
New Zealand to vote on flag change
New Zealand is to hold a referendum on whether to change the 'post-colonial' national flag, Prime Minister John Key announces.
Manila in China blockade protest
The Philippines lodges a protest with China, accusing its coastguard of preventing two civilian vessels reaching sailors on a disputed shoal.
Journalist dies in Afghanistan attack
A journalist with Swedish and British nationality has been killed in Afghanistan.
Polio team attacked in Pakistan
Two policemen who were escorting a polio vaccination team have been shot dead in Pakistan.
Japan: Weak demand will dent exports
The Bank of Japan says exports have levelled off due to disappointing external demand, after a strong performance in February.
Mt Gox wins US bankruptcy protection
Mt Gox, the troubled Japanese bitcoin exchange, wins bankruptcy protection to temporarily halt US legal action alleging fraud.
'Withdraw' major stem cell findings
A Japanese scientist behind a seemingly groundbreaking stem cell study says the findings should be withdrawn amid doubts over its quality.
Man 'used drone to smuggle drugs'
A man is arrested and charged for allegedly attempting to smuggle drugs into a prison using a drone, Australian police say.